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Robert “Howard” Bell

April 15, 1928 - January 11, 2024

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Robert “Howard” Bell died peacefully on Thursday January 11, 2024, with Brad and LeeAnn by his side. He was born April 15, 1928, in Rocky Branch, KY. He was the son of the late Phil and Eva (Nichols) Bell. He graduated from Wolcott High School in 1946.
He met Mavis Busey and after his first date, went home and told his mother she was the girl he was going to marry. They married March 25, 1950, and were married for 73 ½ years.
Howard worked for Vermont Marble in Remington and later moved the family to Lafayette where he
worked at Cassini Tile.
He is survived by a son Lt. Col. Dana Bell (spouse Judy) of Branson, MO. A daughter, LeeAnn Wiesler Jones (spouse Stuart) of Lafayette, and a son Brad, at home. He has five grandchildren, Chad Wiesler, Amber King (Jeremy Chaffee), Emily Moore (Cortney), Dax Bell (Nikki), and Sean Bell (Jacqui). He’s also survived by 14 great grandchildren: Morgan Peabody (Ethan), Macy King, Davis King, Brooke Chaffee, Austin Wiesler, Blake Wiesler, Madison Moore, Mercedes Bell, Trinity Bell, Kiera Bell, Khloe Bell, Logan Bell, and Skye
Bell. Along with his first great-great grandchild Tucker Peabody.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Mavis who passed on September 7, 2023, just 4 months ago, his brother William and his half-brother David Bokma.
Howard and Mavis are charter members of Brady Lane Church where memorial contributions may be
made in his honor to Brady Lane Church Vision Fund.
Visitation will be Monday January 15 th from 4 to 6pm at Brady Lane Church with service to follow at 6pm.
Private family burial service will be Tuesday at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette, IN.
Tippecanoe Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

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